Laser Skin Resurfacing with Facelift By Gregory Mesna on January 08, 2013

Laser Skin Resurfacing with FaceliftThere are plenty of surgical and non-surgical treatments that can make you look young, wrinkle free, and vibrant. What many people don't realize is that you can actually combine surgical and non-surgical treatments in order to achieve the best possible aesthetic results. One example of this is combining laser skin resurfacing and facelift surgery. We can discuss this in greater detail when you visit our plastic surgery center in Minneapolis, but we'd like to go over the basics right now so you have a good understanding of what to expect.

Candidates for Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation

The best candidates for comprehensive facial rejuvenation such as combined laser skin resurfacing and facelift are people who have issues with lines, wrinkles, and sagging around their face as well as problems with age spots, skin texture, and blotching. In this case, the facial lift surgery will help address problems with lines, wrinkles, and sagging, while the laser treatment can enhance the overall appearance and quality of the skin.

During your visit to our plastic surgery center serving Minneapolis, we'll be sure to perform a comprehensive examination to determine if this is the right solution for your needs.

Let's look at the two separate treatments first so you understand how they are performed.

Facelift Surgery

A Minneapolis facelift is a surgery that will reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eye area and upper cheek area. During the facelift, incisions are made around the backs of the ears and the lower portion of the hairline around the sideburns. Through these incisions, excess skin and tissue is removed and the remaining skin is pulled tighter.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Also referred to as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing uses safe laser light to remove damaged outer layers of skin, revealing fresher and younger skin underneath. The laser will also promote the growth of new skin that is smooth and healthy.

How Combined Treatment Will Work

Generally it's a bad idea for facelift surgery and laser skin resurfacing to be performed at exactly the same time. The laser skin resurfacing treatment will affect the condition of your skin as you heal, and will not lead to ideal conditions for optimal recovery following a facelift.

Instead, the laser skin resurfacing will be performed at a later date, usually a few months after the facelift is performed. When the patient is completely healed from the facelift and his or her skin is healthy, that's when a laser skin resurfacing treatment can be performed.

Weighing All of Your Options

Combined facelift and laser skin resurfacing is a fine option for many people, but it's not always the best solution for everyone. Sometimes just one treatment or the other may be ideal or meeting your unique aesthetic needs. In fact, another treatment entirely may be best for your needs, though this is something that your surgeon will determine during your visit.

Learn More About Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Options

For more information about facial rejuvenation and how it can help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery center in Edina, MN today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best possible decision about your aesthetic goals.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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